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Raymond Riley (#47701938)
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Bio Photo I have been doing family research since the late 1970's. I have been associated with the Jefferson County (KS) Genealogical Society, being the organizing President and since served in that capacity two more times. I live in Winchester, Kansas. My wife, Marie and I have been married 64 years. We have four living children, 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. My family research interests are many, but especially Riley, Nettleton, Curry and Fulton. We have many ancestors buried in Atchison and Jefferson Counties, Kansas. In addition, I have served the United Methodist Church as organist for the past 50 years and have served the Winchester and Jefferson County North Schools as statistician for over 60 years. I was the Director of the Winchester Public Library at the time the present building was constructed.

Please contact me if you find a direct relative's memorial I manage, and would like to have the memorial transferred. Please include your Find a Grave ID # with any requests. If you find any errors or wish to have me add additional information to a memorial, please let me know.
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LaDon Brennan
Miranda Gregg
Thanks for attending to the edits so quickly, and especially for adding her obit, it was good to see the additional information.
Added by LaDon Brennan on May 24, 2017 7:37 AM
It's been a while...
Hi Raymond,

I just wanted to stop by and say Hi :)

With the backlog of photo requests at Mt Vernon and Oak Hill cemeteries (in Atchison), I'm planning on going up there a few times this season (as soon as I arrange transportation and get my 'request maps' in order) to work on the lists.

I hope to see you there again some time. I'll try to let you know when I'm going up.

Have a great weekend :)

Added by FranzJr on May 13, 2017 6:08 AM
CL Hileman
Mary Baker Chrisman
Memorial #18917429
If you would detach memorial #3289915 Charles O. Baker as father from this Mary Baker Chrisman as this Charles Baker was born Feb. 17, 1837 His age at death as written on his head stone is ► 27 YEARS 2 MONTHS 25 DAYS ◄ His wife was Sarah A. Baker; and not the husband of Malinda Higgenbotham.
The memorial for Charles will be corrected.
Thanks so much - we are trying to correct all the wrong Baker information and connections; greatly appreciated.
Added by CL Hileman on May 02, 2017 8:09 AM
Brenda Hyllested
Name Correction
Hi Raymond Riley
I am the daughter of Mary L Hartley Gray as it is written on her stone she is listed on the search as Margaret. I took forever to find it if this can be change that would be great! She is buried next to her Parents William R Hartley and Lillie L Hartley I would also like to add to there memorials with children and such I am not sure how to go about it Thank You for all you do. I have been enjoying my search of the family trees But I am stuck I don't know who Willam R and Lillie L's parents where
Brenda Gray Hyllested
Added by Brenda Hyllested on Apr 07, 2017 12:41 PM
MaryAnn Weimer
Dorothy Blackwood #107631432
Hi Raymond, I submitted a name change for my mother Dorothy Blackwood just now. Her maiden name was Downing. I don't know where the Wright came from, except that my father's mother's maiden name was Wright. Thanks for all your work.
MaryAnn Blackwood Caskey Weimer, Topeka
Added by MaryAnn Weimer on Apr 03, 2017 1:16 PM
Ann Harris Humble
Pvt. Henry Clay Collins # 24905944
Raymond, your memorial site for Pvt. Henry Clay Collins at Buster Cemetery indicates the possibility of his wife as "Elizabeth." His wife was Elizabeth Blinn Collins who died in August 1901. In the 1900 census Henry and his family are living in Jefferson County. Elizabeth's Mary Ann Blinn Pottorf died a couple of months later in Oskaloosa but her body was returned to Illinois. My thought is that Elizabeth Blinn Collins died in Jefferson County but I am unable to find any Findagrave information for her. Ann
Added by Ann Harris Humble on Mar 29, 2017 8:42 AM
Directory for Mt Vernon Cemetery near Atchison
I noticed you had taken a few pictures in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. One (Welsh) was near my wife's Grandfather's headstone (Andrews).

I can't seem to find a directory of plots for that cemetery. Are you aware if there is one on site if not online? We are planning to drive through the area in a couple of weeks while traveling to Southern Missouri from Montana and will stop by to find her Grandfather's grave. Hoping that her Grandmother is next to him though I can't find a record of her passing in the Atchison Library list I came across. Her Grandfather is listed twice for some reason though.

Added by L B on Mar 15, 2017 11:59 AM
Carol M.
# 18917429
The Chales O Baker #3289915 linked to Mary Ann Baker Chrisman is not the correct father. Her father is Charles but not this one. Check the dates. She was born before this one was born. HER father was born in about 1808-1809. ALL the children listed belong to the other Charles born circa 1808 and Melinda Higginbotham.
Added by Carol M. on Mar 11, 2017 10:31 AM
deanna french
FAG # 25535852 Andrew Swallow Civil War Veteran
May I use the monument photo that you contributed to the Find A Grave Memorial for Andrew Swallow, to post on the Vermont Civil War site? (

You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Mar 03, 2017 9:25 AM
Cheryl White
Ruby and Raymond Henderson
I have updated the pages for Ruby (Cook) and Raymond Henderson in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, and have sent copies of the pages to the cemetery office.
Thanks for the info on Ruby that you sent.
Added by Cheryl White on Feb 14, 2017 1:26 PM
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